Quick Facts of Rodney L. Demery

  • Full NameRodney L. Demery
  • Net Worth$1 Million
  • Date of Birth1965 /12 /27
  • NicknameRod
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplaceLouisiana, US
  • EthnicityAfro-American
  • ProfessionFormer Detective, Author, TV Host
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Height1.82 m ( 5ft 11 in)
  • EducationLouisiana State University
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Children9
  • HoroscopeCapricorn

Today we are going to discuss Rod Demery, host of, ‘Murder Chose Me’ on Investigation Discovery. At the age of 3, life showed him an unexpected tragedy. Rod’s mother was murdered, and 17 years later, his brother got a life sentence for killing a friend. Both cases resulted in a life-altering experience for him, and he decided to provide justice for homicide victims.

American Tv host, author, and a former detective, Rod Demery worked tirelessly on more than 250 homicide cases, achieving a 100% solve rate in each case. He served for 14 years as a Shreveport, La., homicide detective. Besides, the long-serving lawman is famous as the host of the crime documentary ‘True Crime.’

So, how is Rod Demery’s personal life? Is he married? How rich is Demery? Let’s find out in details.

Rod Demery’s Age, Education, Early Life

Born on 27 December 1965 as Rodney L. Demery, he attended Louisiana State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Rod experienced a childhood trauma as his mother Barbara Sue Demery was murdered by her husband, Jerry who was reportedly 18 years older than her.


As of 2019, Demery is 53 years old and his birth sign is Capricorn.

Rod Demery’s early image of US Navy, Source: Instagram

At the age of 3, Rod lost his mother and at 20, his brother, Patrick was sentenced to life long prison for committing a murder. Apart from Patrick, Rod also has a younger sibling sister named Erin. At the beginning of his career, Demery served in the US Navy for nine years.

Rod Demery’s Inspiration: Grandparents

After the murder of his mother, Rod’s grandparents raised him very well. His grandfather is one of the retired veterans of World War II, whom Rod considered his source of biggest inspiration. Likewise, his grandmother inspired him to have a positive attitude and disciple in his life.

Rod Demery’s Height & Weight

The host of Murder Chose Me; Rod Demery stands at the height of 1.82 m (5 feet 11 inches). Sadly, the details about his body measurement are not known yet.

Rod Demery’s Net Worth

A former homicide detective and author, Rod Demery hasn’t revealed his actual salary in front of the media. However, by assumption, we can say that Rod Demery has a net worth of no less than a million dollars. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Detectives and Criminal investigators earn an average salary of $65,860 a year. Similarly, those who work specifically for the local government, as homicide detectives usually earn around $61,230 a year.

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From his professional job as a television host, Rod Demery might earn over $45,000 from Investigation Discovery. Also, he is an author. Hence, we can assume that he might be a lavish lifestyle with his family.

Rod Demery’s Personal Life, Marriage, Children

Is Rod Demery married as of now? Well, as of 2019, he has been divorced twice and has nine children from his previous failed marriages. The former detective is yet to reveal the details of his ex-wife and is possibly living a single life.

The 53-year-old is a proud father of nine children, and despite a busy schedule, Rod manages to spend some quality time with his family. However, there is so little information about his children.

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Did his professional career affect his personal life? Rod says his singular obsession resulted in divorce with his previous wives. While talking about his failed relationship in March 2018, he said,

Marriage–and very little else–got my attention, in those years. I’m sure some can work homicide and maintain other things, but I couldn’t….But I solved cases. For me, that fulfilled all that a person seeks: God’s command, identity, self-actualization, clarity, and peace.

There is no doubt that Rod Demery’s professional life has been over the top. However, the former detective is currently living a single life.

Rod Demery’s Career: Detective, Tv Host & Author

Demery began his career in the United States Armed Forces (US Navy). In 1999, he became the homicide detective and served for 14 years as a Shreveport, La., homicide detective. During his career, he worked on more than 250 cases and solving each of the 60-plus investigations on which he was the lead detective.

Rodney became popular for appearing in the 2017’s Crime Drama ‘Murder Chose Me.’ Actor John Nicholson portrays him in the hit series. The former homicide detective is also the author of ‘No Place for Race: Why We Need to Address Economic and Social Factors That Are Crushing Us Every Day (2013).’ Similarly, he is popular for his 2011’s Amazon’s best-selling book, ‘Things My Daughters Need to Know: A Cop and Father’s View of Sex, Relationships, and Happiness.

In April 2017, SBAA Chamber of commerce awarded Rod with the prestigious Trailblazer Award.

Rod Demery on Social Media

As of June 16, 2019, Rod has over 4.282k Instagram followers, with nearly 3k Twitter followers. Similarly, his Facebook account has over 21.5k followers, respectively.

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